Rock 'n' Roll History for
September 2






1965 - ClassicBands.com

September 2
The Beatles receive a Gold record for John Lennon's biographical composition, "Help!", which was still rising up the charts.

September 2
The Beatles release "Yesterday", on which only Paul is actually playing. More than 2,500 cover versions of the song exist, making it one of the most recorded songs in history.

1968 - ClassicBands.com

September 2
The Doors are forced to perform as a trio at a concert in Amsterdam after lead singer Jim Morrison collapses while dancing during the Jefferson Airplane's performance.

1971 - ClassicBands.com

September 2
The Grateful Dead's second 'live' LP is given the unimaginative title of "Grateful Dead", but Rolling Stone magazine reports that leader Jerry Garcia originally wanted to call it "Starfuck". It would become the band's first Top 25 album.

September 2
The Grateful Dead track down Lenny Hart, the group's ex-manager, and have him arrested for embezzling $70,000 from the group.

1978 - ClassicBands.com

September 2
George Harrison marries Olivia Trinidad Arias, a secretary at his Dark Horse record company.

September 2
Teddy Pendergrass, the former lead singer of Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes, promotes his latest album "Life Is A Song Worth Singing" by performing a concert for women only. The gimmick is so successful, further shows of similar nature play to sold out audiences.

1989 - ClassicBands.com

September 2
Paula Abdul had the number one song in the US with "Cold Hearted". In the UK however, the record stalled at #46.

September 2
Ozzy Osbourne was charged with threatening to kill his wife, Sharon. He was released on the condition that he immediately enter into detox and the case was latter dropped when the couple decide to reconcile.

1995 - ClassicBands.com

September 2
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opened in Cleveland, Ohio, with Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Booker T and the MGs, Little Richard, The Allman Brothers, Boz Scaggs, James Brown and Martha Reeves making contributions.

2000 - ClassicBands.com

September 2
Madonna's newest CD, "Music", rises to number one in England, making her the first female to top the UK album chart ten times.

2004 - ClassicBands.com

September 2
66 year old Tyrone Davis, who scored a number one R&B hit in 1970 with "Turn Back the Hands of Time", suffered a stroke and was admitted to Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago, after feeling ill at a Labor Day weekend concert in New Orleans. He would never recover and died on the 9th of February, 2005.

2012 - ClassicBands.com

September 2
Starship guitarist Mark Abrahamian died after suffering a heart attack following a concert performance in Nebraska. He was 46.

2013 - ClassicBands.com

September 2
Elton John received the first-ever Brits Icon award for artists who have had a "lasting impact" on U.K. culture. Rod Stewart presented the citation to Sir Elton, calling him "the second best Rock singer ever."

2016 - ClassicBands.com

September 2
"Eagles, Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975" returned to the Billboard 200 album chart thanks to a 99-cent sale price in the Google Play store. The LP, released in 1976, was already the largest selling album in history in the US.






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